Thank You Neighbors! (My Last Newsletter as Your Commissioner)

View from the Cairo, 1615 Q St NW, December 11, 2020

Earlier this week was my last ANC 2B meeting as Commissioner. Thank you for all your support, testimony, questions, and feedback in the last two years! I value your support in having me, and the opportunity to get to know you and all of our neighbors better.

The fundamental work of the Commission takes form in the letters the Commission sends to other agencies and bodies of government. Many of these are what receive “great weight” legally, and the ANC 2B’s Resolution Letters page is a recap of this work over the years. Fellow commissioners Matthew Sampson, Daniel Warwick, Randy Downs, Mike Silverstein, Kari Cunningham, and Beverly Schwartz are all truly dedicated public servants and I cherish having worked with them on these resolutions. I am also thankful for Michael Lee Beidler, Jeffrey Alan Rueckgauer, Brian Knudsen, and Christopher Davis, members of the ANC 2B’s Zoning, Preservation, and Development Committee this term. These neighbors volunteered their time to help navigate changes to properties and land in our area.

I’m excited to see the new commission in 2021 as a neighbor!
Again, thank you.

Transition to Commissioner-elect Mo Pasternak
I am finalizing transitioning ANC responsibilities to Mo Pasternak, including this mailing list so he can keep neighbors updated. He created a very brief survey regarding future newsletters. Please fill it out, and say hi to Mo if you haven’t already!

Also of note, Commissioner Daniel Warwick’s newsletter is a good monthly recap of local items, and the official ANC 2B mailing list will send you agendas each month.

16th and Swann Streets

Thanks to a neighbor near 16th and S, and a report filed last month, the crosswalk signs on 16th and Swann have been replaced. In the future, if you see signs that need replacing or fixing, or any other street or sidewalk work, the best way to report it is with

1636 17th Street NW

1636 17th Street NW, Brick Lane

The Commodore Public House & Kitchen on the corner of 11th and P Street NW closed in 2019. This month, they announced they are reopening in 2021 in the space of Brick Lane near 17th and R. More on this at Eater.

1805 Connecticut Ave NW
Assets Gentlemen’s Club received an “indefinite suspension” for violating coronavirus restrictions, as reported by Tom Sherwood. The club presented before the ANC 2B last year, and at the time was largely not controversial in Dupont. However, some in Sheridan-Kalorama had a different take.

17th Street NW

17th Street NW looking southbound from P Street NW

I have heard from the District Department of Transportation that construction on the reconfiguration of 17th Street NW will begin April 2021. For the portion between P and R Streets, they recognize the various temporary uses due to the pandemic and will be providing temporary accommodations in the interim for that portion. I look forward to learning more and seeing this take shape next spring!

Keep in touch!
Even though my term is coming to an end, I’ll always be happy to chat with you about the neighborhood and navigating our government.

Enjoy the holidays, stay safe and warm, and take care.

Aaron Landry

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